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Suprise! Samsung’s Galaxy S5 Active joins AT&T starting today!


Galaxy S5 Active on AT&TTo say that I’m surprised that there is a Galaxy S5 Active would be disingenuous. I mean, there has been plenty of leaks and rumors about the slightly more rugged version of the Galaxy S5. But what does comes as a surprise is that starting today you can pick one up at your nearest AT&T store and online. Did not see myself waking up to that news…

The internal specs on this one match what we saw on the Galaxy S5. So you have a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB on internal storage. Even the screen this time around is the same. So the question is since the Galaxy S5 already offers some protection against water and dust what does the Galaxy S5 Active offer that will set it apart? For one, physical keys. There are no capacitive keys flanking the home key here which will make using them in dirty or wet situations a bit easier. But they also ditches the fingerprint scanner on this one. The phone also sports a more rugged frame with a MIL Spec 810G ratting; meaning it adds shock resistant. This will make drops just slightly less of a tension-filled moment. There is also Active Zone which puts all of your activity based info in a quick to reach area.

The Galaxy S5 Active comes in some colors fitting its rugged good looks. You can pick it up in either Ruby Red, Titanium Gray, or my favorite; Camo Green. Price wise you are looking at $199.99 on a new two-year contract. If you want to pay it off a little over time then you can go with AT&T’s Next. There are two option for that;  the $27.50 a month Next 18 or $33.75 a month Next 12 plan. Buying it straight out is a bit more expensive at $714.99.


Samsung Galaxy S5 Active on AT&T






About Yossarian Norman

Yossarian Norman is a nerd. He knows it, everyone that knows him knows it, and now you know it. His love for technology was nurtured by his parent who did their best to indulge him as he collected phones, took them apart, and studied them. He has spent years learning and working with mobile phones and the ever changing mobile industry.

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